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Melnik is a town in Blagoevgrad Province, southwestern Bulgaria, in the southwestern Pirin Mountains, about 440 m above sea level. The town is an architectural reserve and 96 of its buildings are cultural monuments. With a population of 385, it is the smallest town in Bulgaria, retaining its city status today for historical reasons.
The unique architecture of the place and the nearby Rozhen Monastery (located 6 km southeast of Melnik) make it a popular tourist destination for Bulgarian and foreign visitors. The town is also associated with the impressive natural sand pyramids in various forms, resembling giant mushrooms, ancient towers and obelisks, spread in an area of 17 kmē near Melnik, Kurlanovo and Rozhen.

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  • Copyright: Vessta Vessta (vess_ta) (24)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-01-02
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-09-23 23:56
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